Understanding the Scriptures
|Spoil (v. 1)||Wealth|
|Rifled (v. 2)||Robbed|
|Ravished (v. 2)||Raped|
|The residue of the people (v. 2)||The rest of the people|
|Living waters (v. 8)||May literally mean fresh water, may symbolically mean knowledge from heaven|
|Former sea, hinder sea (v. 8)||the Dead Sea and the Mediterranean Sea|
|Turned as a plain (v. 10)||Made like a level valley|
|It shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her place (v. 10)||Jerusalem will be raised up but not moved out of her place.|
|Consume away (v. 12)||Rot|
|Tumult (v. 13)||Confusion or panic|
|Feast of tabernacles (vv. 16, 18–19)||A holiday to remember how the Lord prospered the children of Israel in the land of Canaan after he led them there|
Studying the Scriptures
Do activity A as you study Zechariah 14.
Events before the Second Coming
According to Zechariah 14:20–21, how will the situation on earth be different when the Lord comes?
What events related to Zechariah’s prophecy of the Second Coming help you anticipate when the Savior comes again? Read also Isaiah 11:4–9; Doctrine and Covenants 29:7–13; 133:17–35 for additional details on events prophesied in Zechariah.
Read Doctrine and Covenants 106:4–5 and identify what you can do to be prepared for the Second Coming if it comes in your day so that it will be a glorious day for you rather than a dreadful one.